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Return of Overnight Oats

Hey party people! I hope you’ve had an awesome Wednesday Hump Day. Mine’s been busy busy busy, and I’m thankful to have tonight off from teaching to rest and clean my messy house!

But before we get into the fun stuff, I must share something with you.

photo(50)Sneezing dog!! I found this on BuzzFeed yesterday and almost immediately peed my pants. If I ever caught a photo of Mac like this, I’m pretty sure I would have to get it framed. Classic.

Morning Run + Return of Overnight Oats

I started out my day with a 6+ mile run that happens every Wednesday on my half-marathon training schedule. It was 50 degrees and HUMIDDD when I took off, and I was not loving it. My body has really grown accustomed to running in cold, dry air, so it’s hard for me to feel my best in anything warmer than 40 degrees. I never thought I would say that in a million years.

I made it to 6.6 miles in a little under 57 minutes. I wanted to push to 1 hour and/or 7 miles, but I was just done by around the 5 mile mark. Still better than nothing though, and I’ve been sore all day. Must’ve done some good! My calves and shins have been particularly sore lately, so I’m spending this evening in my awesome calf compression sleeves. I love these babies.

image(7)After my run, I quickly got ready for my day and grabbed my breakfast out of the fridge to bring along to the office.

photo(33)Doesn’t this look gross?! I made overnight oats last night with some frozen mixed berries, and it was basically terrible. I’m in desperate need of fresh groceries, but until that happens this weekend, I’ll be depending on some frozen fruit to get in my daily serving of healthy food. Ugh.

Diva Dash & Family Photos

Late this afternoon I started thinking about everything we have going on this weekend. It is going to be a busy one! But I’m okay with it – at least I get to sleep in my own bed and don’t have to travel. šŸ™‚

Saturday morning is going to start with a long run of 11 miles before I head downtown to run a 5K with my girlfriends! Me and two of my gal pals are running in the Diva Dash in downtown Springfield. Neither of them are crazy/intense runners, so I’m hoping it will just be an easy and relaxed race. I may be totally wrong in doing my long run before the 5K, but I have afternoon plans and can’t shift my schedule around. So here’s to hoping I can keep up with my girlfriends!

Then later on Saturday, Nick, Mac, and I are having professional photos taken at a local park. I bought a Livingsocial deal for an hour-long photoshoot + photo holiday cards with Caradee Photography. The best photos that Nick and I have together look about like this…

photo(52)So we are in desperate need of some nice photos after 2 1/2 years together! It’s going to be freezing and possibly snowy, so I’m struggling to decide what we should wear. Such a hard decision!

I hope you all have fun weekends planned too. Springfield is forecasted to have lots of snow and ice starting tomorrow, so it’s quite possible that my plans will change. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t get too yucky!

Stay safe in the winter weather, and I will see you all tomorrow!


Feeling Betterish

Happy Friday! I’m so glad we’ve made it to the weekend again. It’s been a good day, and I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much betterish! I’m almost back to normal. I slept for almost nine hours last night which definitely helped. Today I’ve been trying to rehydrate and nourish my body after being sicky yesterday. It’s amazing how dehydrated and malnourished a body can become in less than 24 hours!

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and lunch were both kept pretty light today to help my tummy in the healing process. Oatmeal and fruit + yogurt helped fuel me through my morning at the office.

photo(105) photo(104)Yum, raspberries! And then for lunch, I had some of the leftover soup and some hummus with pretzels on the side.

photo(139)My hummus was extra fun with the holiday pretzels I found at the store last weekend. Yay for festive pretzels!

photo(140)I can’t wait to buy more bags of these and cover them in chocolate for Christmas treats!

So I haven’t had the healthiest day so far (no workout + tons of carbs), but I think my post-sickness body wants it this way. šŸ™‚ My belly is extra stuffed after lunch though. Shouldn’t have eaten so many holiday pretzels!

On the agenda for tonight is a Jazzercise class right after work. Then Nick and I have been invited to a Taco Party at my executive boss’s house for dinner! The party starts at 6:30 pm, and I teach class until 6:40ish. Sooooo, I’ll be rushing home to get Nick and put on some clean clothes so we don’t completely miss the whole party. Our whole marketing department has been invited, along with their spouses, so it should be a good time! I’ll just be a little stinky post-workout.

Hope you all have fun plans for the weekend. It’s supposed to be beautiful here in Springfield! Nick and I have no major plans, so I’m excited to catch up on some stuff around the house and get in a nice, long run on Saturday. Have fun, and I’ll see you all later!

Fat & Frumpy Friday

Happy Friday, ya’ll! We’ve finally reached the weekend again. It’s been a longggggggg week, so tonight’s R & R session will be highly enjoyed! I teach a 5:40 pm Jazzercise class right after work, and then I have no plans! WOOHOOO!! Between teaching double classes each night and 1 long run this week, this girl is just about spent. I can’t wait to sit on my couch and watch the Cardinals baseball game! Nick thinks we need to go watch this game in a sports bar. But I think it would be much more enjoyable viewed from my couch in my snuggie. šŸ™‚

So to explain the post title, is it just me, or do you have days where you feel awesome, light as air, and your pants slide on perfectly? And then there are days where you feel fat, frumpy, and you can barely get your pants buttoned?? Yup, the latter option is me today. I’m not feeling so hot. I feel like I gained 10 lbs. in my tummy overnight. I think I had too much dairy yesterday, and I’m paying for it today. UGH.

My lactose intolerance has been haunting me this week. I’ve had an upset stomach at least once a day from even the smallest amount of dairy. My stomach and I are not really friends right now, to say the least. So this weekend needs to be extra light in the yogurt and cheese department.

Weekend Plans/Goals

Does it help you to write things out when you know you have a lot you would like to accomplish in a short amount of time? Well it helps me. A lot.

This weekend is going to be a busy (but fun!) one I hope. Starting tomorrow morning, I have to…

  • Drop off my car at the dealership to be serviced at 8 AM
  • Teach a 9:15 Jazzercise class
  • Get my license renewed…cause my bday is a comin’!
  • Fit in a long run (shooting for 8-10 miles!)
  • Attend the wine fest that is happening downtown (2-5 pm I think??)
  • Attend my friend Mel’s Halloween party (starts at 7!)

Now only time will tell if I can get all that done. At least the last 2 things are purely for fun, so if I’m not feeling up to it, I can spend the rest of my day at home with Mac! And speaking of Mac, he got a very pretty haircut yesterday…

photo(79)He can finally see without the hair sticking into his eyeballs!

photo(80)Poor little guy had some crazy facial hair going on. All better now!


Lunch today was easy since I threw together a nice salad last night.

photo(78)Lots o’ radishes! Yum! There is some dark green romaine in there somewhere…I promise. I then finished off a teeny tiny bowl of the leftover chili from last Sunday. I’m sad that it’s all gone now! But luckily I had an order from Vitacost waiting at my door for me that had something yummy to help finish off my noon meal.

photo(77)Granola! This stuff was on sale, so I though I would give it a try. It’s all natural and extra delicious. My favorite part of the package?? The fact that it says ‘No Fat Added’… because I definitely am worded about lotsa fat being added to my granola…haha. Not the first thing that pops into my head when I think about the nutrition facts of granola, but hey, no added fat is a good thing!

photo(76)I ate way too many handfuls of this stuff once I finished off my lunch of salad and chili. Oh well…it was delicious, and I’ll work off the extra carbs at Jazzercise tonight!

I hope you have had a great Friday so far! It’s almost 5, so if you’re working the day away, keep your chin up! Almost there! I’ll see you all tomorrow – hopefully I can report that I got most of my ‘to do’ list done.

Have a wonderful evening/weekend!